What is Wireless & Mobility ?
In the world of network communications, the word “Mobile” refers to devices that are handy and portable which can be taken anywhere. … Wireless, necessarily does not mean mobile but refers to anything that is not “wire dependent” to establish a connection between two devices. Non-mobile devices and computers can access wireless networks.
Merging the concepts of wireless and mobility, it can be inferred that mobility in wireless networks refers to a “node”, commonly called a Mobile Node (MN), that changes its attachment point to the network while keeping its communication with the network unchanged. The mobility of a MN is called Network Mobility. Union of both these technologies bring the world in your hands while you are on the move.
CISCO Access points
leads the way in wireless connectivity by introducing Wi-Fi 6 as a new wireless standard also called 802.11ax. It is positioned to be a game changer in network connectivity, and provision of access points resulting in significant improvement user experience. End of the day it is all about provision of seamless and lightening quick access points of users to data, services, and applications.
What CISCO’s Wi-Fi 6 has done to the world of connectivity is easily understood by the fact that it provides users, more of what they wanted, Access! The mantra is synonymous to “excess of access” in this growing world of increasing demand for data across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
This standard enables next- generation applications such as Virtual Reality (VR) video, Augmented Reality (AR), 4K/8K streaming HD, and IoT capacity for high-density environments such as malls, stadiums, university campuses, and manufacturing facilities to function seamlessly.
Essentially a wireless LAN controller, or WLAN controller, manages and monitors wireless access points in large numbers and allows wireless connection with devices to connect to WLAN. It holds the position of a centralized device in the entire network being usually located at the data center, to which all the wireless APs on the network are directly or indirectly connected.
The wireless controller stretches the bandwidth produced coming from a router to best fit the network needs. This function is analogous to a stereo amplifier. Only here, the wireless controller allows devices at a distance to connect.
Wireless controllers allow the network administrators to keep an eye on all the data passing through the network and detects any illegitimate access points and any unfounded traps generated by these access points.
CISCO Wireless Controllers
It is understood that no wireless network can be considered a one-size-fits-all situation. Cisco being cognizant of the fact, offers solutions for varied sizes and types of networks for varying client needs. Whether wireless controller needs are on-premises or based on software solutions, Cisco has an answer for every need.